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[AOM 2024] Final Call for Applications! Navigating Qualitative Dissertations PDW

  • 1.  [AOM 2024] Final Call for Applications! Navigating Qualitative Dissertations PDW

    Posted 05-28-2024 06:38

    Call for Applications 

    Navigating Qualitative Dissertations PDW: Advice from the Experts 

    Session #16697 | Sponsors: RM, OB, OMT, CAR 

    Organizers: Robert Monnot, University of Utah; Martina Pizzinato, University College London,  Nathan Tong; ESSCA School of Management; and Jennifer Wiseman, University of Utah


    Session time: Saturday, Aug 10, 2024, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

    Session location: Swissotel in Élevé River View 1


    Are you using qualitative methods within your dissertation? If so, would you like…

    • A safe space to talk about your project and receive constructive feedback? 
    • To ensure you properly and appropriately use qualitative methods in your research?
    • Guidance on analyzing and/or writing up your qualitative data?
    • To maximize the publication potential of your dissertation? 
    • Insight into approaching the job market with a qualitative or mixed-methods dissertation?

    "Navigating Qualitative Dissertations: Advice from the Experts" is a Professional Development Workshop aimed at providing doctoral candidates performing dissertations that incorporate inductive methods (i.e., mixed-method or purely qualitative dissertations) with focused and personalized feedback from experienced qualitative researchers. This PDW will be in its eleventh year at AOM's annual conference and has two components: an in-person session with a panel and roundtable discussions that will take place during the annual conference in Chicago and a 1-1 session with a faculty mentor to receive personalized feedback on the student's dissertation. The in-person session is public and open to anyone attending the annual conference. The 1-1 feedback session requires an application from interested students.

    This year, we are proud to have the following distinguished scholars involved as faculty mentors (in alphabetical order): Rodrigo Canales, Teresa Cardador, Daisy Chung, Kevin Corley, Gail Fairhurst, Betty Frino, Aimee Hamilton, Ashley Hardin, Elaine Hollensbe, Shalini Khazanchi, Chad Murphy, Carrie Oelberger, Tommaso Ramus, Trish Reay, Kira Schabram, Matthew Sheep, Scott Sonenshein, and Lee Watkiss.

    The in-person session, which does not require an application, will consist of a panel discussion addressing topics of interest to burgeoning qualitative scholars. Additionally, there will be roundtable discussions, giving attendees the opportunity to converse with faculty facilitators and other Ph.D. students in a smaller setting. This year's schedule is TBD, but this session was held on Friday morning last year.

    The 1-1 feedback session with a faculty mentor requires an application and will be conducted during the second half of the in-person session. However, this meeting can be virtual after the conference as well, at the convenience of the faculty mentor and student. Accepted applicants must be registered for the conference. Like every year, this year's PDW features a diverse mix of scholars with experience in a variety of qualitative methods and expertise in an array of theoretical topics. 

    To apply to the 1-1 sessions with a faculty mentor: 

    Applicant eligibility: Doctoral candidates who are using qualitative methods in their dissertation projects and are at any stage of the dissertation process (e.g., study design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript development). Previous participants are welcome to apply, although preference will be given to first-time attendees. Please, no junior faculty applications. 

    Applications should be prepared as a single PDF or Word (.doc or .docx) file, saved as  "Last Name, First Name_NQD2024" (e.g., Smith, John_NQD2024). Your file should include all of the following information:

    1. Your first and last name, the name of your school, and your email address
    2. A 200-word (maximum) abstract of your dissertation along with 4-5 keywords that capture your topic and method to help best match participants with faculty facilitators
    3. A 1,000-word (maximum) in-depth description of your dissertation project addressing:
      1. Your research question(s) and theoretical framing
      2. A description of your method(s) (e.g., grounded theory, ethnography, etc.) and rationale for use 
      3. The stage of your dissertation you anticipate being in at the time of the conference in early August (i.e., study design, data collection, data analysis, or manuscript development)
      4. What feedback do you most hope to gain on your 1-1 session and why 

    Please submit your application through this link: https://forms.gle/behm3ZmMi6p2xFip8

    The online application form will also ask you to identify 3-4 general questions you would like to discuss in the in-person panel and/or roundtable discussions. These questions can be about anything, such as the dissertation process itself, qualitative (or mixed) methods, approaching the job market as a qualitative researcher, crafting a research identity, career advice, publishing, etc. 

    Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (New York time) on Monday, 17 June 2024. Acceptance notices will be sent in early July. If you have any questions, please email us at aomnqd@gmail.com. Once submitted, we will do our best to accept applications by matching student participants to our faculty mentors based on methodological expertise and/or common theoretical interests. Incomplete applications may not be processed.

    Martina Pizzinato
    Doctoral Student
    UCL School of Management